Steam received a new update today to become a 64-bit application, something that all developers need to do before the arrival of Mojave macOS. From autumn all applications for our Macs must be 64-bit, otherwise they will not be able to run on Mojave, something very similar to what happened with the arrival of iOS 11 on our mobile devices.
According to a thread in Reddit this jump to 64-bit has significantly improved the performance of the application by making the interface much more responsive and making both the program and the games run better, which was not the case in the 32-bit version.
Along with this performance improvement, Valve wanted to implement a new chat system that includes voice communication, making communication in a group of friends much more fluid. This functionality has clearly come to Steam to cope with Discord which in recent months has grown significantly in number of active users. In addition, re-Yosemite window buttons have been incorporated.
The design of Steam still has a lot of room for improvement, since seems to be an application from the last century, a bit incomprehensible in the year 2018. We hope that in these months the developers of Steam are working on a complete renovation of the app’s interface, because it is very unintuitive and for Mac users it is going quite badly in terms of performance, although we believe that this jump to 64 bits slightly solves this problem.
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